110, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

October 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Daragh Bonnici, Carmel College, Auckland Carmel College, Auckland: Daragh Bonnici (Y7) has been selected from over 600 dancers nationwide for a child role in the Royal NZ Ballet production of The Nutcracker this December. Ava Fitzgerald (Y9) represented NZ at the Perth International Gymnastics Championships. She won a [...]

2809, 2018

The Future of Work: OECD Paper

September 28th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

A recent paper published by the OECD, The Future We Want, describes the OEDC Learning Framework 2030. We have made note of some of the concepts in this paper that we thought were particularly relevant to New Zealand schools today: The  children  entering  education in  2018 will be young adults [...]

2409, 2018

Actura Partnership with NZCEO/APIS

September 24th, 2018|APIS, Media Release, NZCEO|

We are delighted to announce and welcome Actura as a partner for NZCEO/APIS. Actura provides leading STEAM learning solutions and their curriculum offers the CASE Space School International Study Program and FlipRobot, an intuitive coding platform and learning kit for robotic education. Member schools have been invited to the NZCEO/APIS [...]

2109, 2018

Catholic Character Best Practices Update

September 21st, 2018|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Our Catholic Character best practices material has been updated for 2018 and is now organised into the four dimensions from the review framework. The latest edition of this publication is now available in the Resources section of our website (link here). Here are four items, to tempt you to read [...]

309, 2018

Resource Developer Position at NCRS

September 3rd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

NCRS is looking for a new person to join their team in 2019 with a particular focus on secondary school RE resourcing and also an ability to support wider NCRS curricula and parish work. Click here to view the position description. Any questions, contact Colin McLeod, Director, NCRS. (Email:; [...]

3008, 2018

Policy Update

August 30th, 2018|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

ILLEGAL/LEGAL PAYMENTS BY PARENTS CIRCULAR Boards of Trustees and proprietors need to be aware of this recent circular, which explains what may be charged for, and what can only be a donation. While the information has not changed, the layout and explanatory information has been redeveloped and it is important [...]

3008, 2018

Reflecting on Convention

August 30th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Delegates enjoying Convention Over the past few months we’ve noted what different Principals have shared about their experience at the Catholic Education Convention 2018. Below, we have compiled some of the responses as a reminder that what we take on board during opportunities such as Convention, must be [...]

2908, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

August 29th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Gabrielle Salmon, Baradene College Baradene College Auckland: Gabrielle Salmon has become the World Junior Champion in rhythmic gymnastics at the World Down Syndrome Gymnastics Championships in Germany. Gabrielle came 1st in all her Individual Events, (ball, clubs, ribbon, and hoop). Zosia Herlihy-O'Brien and Emily Carr are finalists [...]

1308, 2018

Growing Up in New Zealand Study Report

August 13th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand study by Superu and the University of Auckland reveals: Our families are ethnically diverse: a third of children are born to at least one parent who did not grow up in New Zealand and where at least one parent is multilingual. [...]

2707, 2018

Policy Update

July 27th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

PAYMENT BY PARENTS CIRCULAR Boards of Trustees and proprietors need to be award of this recent circular, which updates what may be charged for, and what can only be a donation. While the information has not changed the layout and explanatory information has been redeveloped.  Read more. EDUCATION SUMMIT INFORMATION [...]

2707, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

July 27th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Bullying-Free Awards: Performance category: Joint Winner: Year 4, Elim Christian College, Auckland, Highly Commended: Year 6, St Joseph's Catholic School, Matamata, link here. Print category: Special Merit: Siobhan Taylor, Year 8, St Bernadette's School, Christchurch, link here. PowerPoint category: Winner: Kate Timbers, Gina Devcich, Grace Coxhead & Molly O'Sullivan, Sacred Heart Girls' [...]

307, 2018

Payments by parents of students in schools

July 3rd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

From the Ministry of Education (July 2018), click here to access original. Circular 2018/01 - Payments by parents of students in schools Summary Chart The following summary chart provides an easier way of understanding payment charges. Click here to download as a printable PDF. Circular Date 22 June 2018 [...]

2806, 2018

Policy Update

June 28th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

EDUCATION CONVERSATION | KŌRERO MĀTAURANGA The Ministerial review of Tomorrow's Schools continues. A new online hub has been launched at It has number of resources to help people in communities, schools and workplaces hold their own conversations about the future of education and learning. The website also has progress [...]

2806, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

June 28th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: students Anna Skiffington and Charlie Mollard recently constructed a champion robot to win at the WorldSkills Australia VEX IQ robotics competition. Garin College, Richmond music teacher Kyle Proffit was recognised as an incredibly influential teacher on Newshub. St John's College, Hastings: in partnership with Hawkes Bay Regional Prison was awarded [...]

2306, 2018

Catholic Education Convention 2018

June 23rd, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

Tēnā koutou katoa The Catholic Education Convention 2018 is over and it has been a resounding success. Thank you to all of you that attended.  Thank you to the many people who contributed to its success – our presenters, our conference team, our venue staff, those in the [...]

2006, 2018

New Resource: Formation Videos

June 20th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, Publications|

NZCEO and NCRS have collaborated to support Boards and Principals with the ongoing formation of staff in Catholic Special Character. If learning is a lifelong ambition of our education system then our continual formation in faith is an important part of our commitment to ensuring the authenticity of our programmes. [...]

106, 2018

Policy Update

June 1st, 2018|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Bright Spot Awards These Education Hub awards are open until June 1 and worth up to $75,000 over two years to support the design, development and evaluation of within school innovation Visit their website for more information. Maximum Roll Increase Applications The Ministry of Education has invited us to remind Proprietors to [...]

3005, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

May 30th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

St John’s School, Auckland: Rico Bonnici winner of 8yr and under Waltz, second for Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive at the Kiwi Classic Ballroom Competition. Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Erika Fairweather (Y10) competed at the National Age Group Swimming Championships and came first in four categories and second in two [...]

1705, 2018

Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel

May 17th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

One of our staff recently attended the National Catholic Education Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following is a summary of one of the seminars attended: Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel Dr. Kathie Amidei, Pastoral Associate, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Wisconsin, USA. [...]

105, 2018

Policy Update

May 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Education Summits More than 1,500 people from the education sector are attending two Education Summits in Auckland and Christchurch this month. For those unable to attend, the Summit events will be followed by regional and other opportunities to be involved, including an online survey. A video about the initative, featuring [...]

105, 2018

Missionary Discipleship in the Digital Age

May 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

One of our staff recently attended the National Catholic Education Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following is a summary of one of the seminars attended: Speakers Caroline Cerveny MA, CMin and Andrea Chavez-Kopp from NCEA presented an interactive seminar discussing the challenges and opportunities that digital tools have created from [...]

105, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

May 1st, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

McAuley High School, Otahuhu:  On the back page of the 12 March 2018 Education Gazette advertisement for the Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards, the school was featured with a photo and a statement “At McAuley High School, we worked to foster our students’ connection to their culture and identity by bringing [...]

105, 2018

St Johns College, Hastings Recognised by the National Commission for UNESCO

May 1st, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Courtesy of St Johns College, Hastings St Johns College has been successfully implementing and embedding a unique structure of project work – which is interdisciplinary and students undertake in their own time outside of class. The work involves social enterprise, HYDRA program, and the National Poverty Index. There is a [...]

2603, 2018

Pope Francis on the Importance of Education

March 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of ‘The Gonzagan’, the weekly newsletter of St. Aloysius’ College, Milson Point, NSW, 14 June 2013 (Link to newsletter) Pope Francis on the Importance of Education Pope Francis met with students and teachers from Italian and Albanian Jesuit schools in Rome in June 2013. At the sight of [...]

2603, 2018

Congratulations Students & Teachers

March 26th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Students from St John’s Primary, Mairangi Bay. Photo courtesy of the Education Gazette. Kavanagh College, along with John McGlashan College and Columba College, all in Dunedin, were the subject of a major article in the NZ Herald, 26 February 2018, on their work in agriculture. Kavanagh College has [...]